Sample No2.The Main Impressions that British Soldiers had towards the Battle of Somme

Sample No2.The Main Impressions that British Soldiers had towards the Battle of Somme

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Student’s Name1 Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Date The Main Impressions that British Soldiers had towards the Battle of Somme Introduction The Battle of the Somme, also termed as the “ Somme Offensive” was actually one of the largest battles that occurred during the First World War. The war was fought between the July 1 s 1918 and November 1, 1918 around the Somme River located in France. In military battles, the Somme one is one of the bloodiest because it led to the suffering of more than 57000 casualties by the British during the first day alone. This research paper investigates the idea regarding the impressions that the British Soldiers had about the Battle of Somme, evaluates the available evidence regarding the idea, expounds on it, and sets off arguments regarding the idea in concise and clear manner. It can genuinely be asserted that the high casualties that were suffered by the British Army were due to the Verdun in which the Army had highly assumed the main role of this Somme Offensive. That apart, the fact that the British Army deployed a higher number of
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Unformatted text preview: infantry divisions (14) as opposed to other Armies made it to suffer high casualties. Another major impression that the British Soldiers had regarding the battle of the Somme was the differing of Henry Rawlinson and Douglas Haig who were the planners of the British attack. The two actually differed regarding the length of the “bombardment” as well as the “depth of the Student’s Name2 Offensive”. As a result, this led to the adoption of a plan that had an awkward mixture thus contributing to the high number of causalities that were suffered by the British. According to the British soldiers, the larger strategic objectives that were set forth by their Commanding Officers were a major contributory factor to the losses they incurred. This was because despite the fact that the artillery was the main key to the Somme offensive, the Comanding Officers ordered it to be shifted away from the frontline thus leaving the British infantry exposed....
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